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WWII The Battle of Crete Historical Tour

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Highlights
  • Uncover World War II's Battle of Crete on a day trip from Chania by minivan
  • Travel to the key sites with ease and hear tales and facts you’d miss alone
  • Visit Maleme, Galatas, war cemeteries, and sites you may otherwise overlook
  • Includes entrance fees and Chania region hotel pickup and drop-off
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WWII The Battle of Crete Historical Tour
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Overview
Exploring the locations of the Battle of Crete—an important World War II battle—without a guide could leave you with only a patchy take on this pivotal event. With this tour from Chania, learn about the battle at its key sites, hearing how Nazi forces took Crete from the Allies in 1941. Visit the Maleme airfield, monuments, and cemeteries, and discover secret shelters and sites you might miss alone.
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Tour Highlights
• Visit the Maleme airfield from above and Tavronitis historical bridge
• Discover the battle of Galatas
• War monuments around the area of the battle
• Explore the WWII exhibitions in small museums and secret shelters
• Visit the German and Allies war cemeteries
• Analytic details about the historical battle of Crete
• Chauffeured private tour ensures a more relaxing and personal experience
 
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[…]Turning to Student, the Fuhrer said quietly: "Of course, General you know that after Crete we shall never do another Airborne operation. The parachute arm is one that relies entirely on surprise. That surprise factor has now exhausted itself...the day of the Paratroops is over".
Adolf Hitler, Wolfschanze July 1941…
 
Our tour will start from the beginning of the WWII and how the greatest war that world have ever seen, affected East-South Europe, Greece and Crete. We will analyze the operation “Marita”, the glorious Greek-Italian war of 1940 and under what circumstances the operation “Mercury” began. The battle of Crete was one of the most important war theatres in WWII and the resistance played a very important role to revive the allied troops morale around the world.
In this tour you will have the chance to see the key-locations of the battle of Crete. A few kilometers from Chania, is Maleme, Tavronitis and Galatas where we start. We will analyze the battle and there will be detailed schedule for the rest of our day. Some of the locations we will visit are the German and Allies war cemeteries, high spots to have panoramic views and understand everything about the battle on a live map, secret shelters and monuments.
The general historical facts of the battle of Crete are known. Together we will discover the original details and the unknown stories behind the scenes. You will have the chance to tour around the places where heroism and hope was a life goal for the Cretan partisans and the Greek , British, Australian and New Zeeland troops. The battle of Crete changed the world in many different ways. Join us and explore the legendary and glorious WWII history of Crete.
 
 
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yannis is a fantastic guide who has researched this battle to an extraordinary level of detail. We started our trip by travelling to the site of the central command for the allied troups, where Yannis gave a blow by blow account of the battle for...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2018

Ioannis was an excellent tour guide on the World War 11 trip from Chania - he was extremely knowledgable about all the movements of troops etc on Crete - his diagrams and pictures in his folder made it very easy for us to get a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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GSTrikkeTours, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Fabulous Crete, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

We thank you for sharing your story with us. It was our privilege to have you in this tour. Thank you for your time and nice feedback. Kind regards from sunny Chania. GS TEAM

Reviewed September 24, 2018

What an excellent tour this was. Yiannis was our guide for the tour and it was the highlight of our holiday. He is very knowledgable providing a good background on the History of Crete on the way to the battlefield locations, before providing details of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jayval1952
GSTrikkeTours, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Fabulous Crete, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thank you for your positive feedback! We wish you the best for the future. Kind regards, GS TEAM

Reviewed August 25, 2018

Good to be reminded of the background to the loss of the island by Giannis, & to see some of the ground which featured in May '41. Visit to a magnificent private collection the highlight!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 5, 2018

Yiannis took my daughter and me on an information-packed tour of the key battlefields in northern Crete during the German invasion in WWII. You need someone with Yiannis passion and knowledge to bring each location alive and to explain the history and context of this...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Simon H
Ioannis T, Guest Relations Manager at Fabulous Crete, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

Thank you so much for your positive review!!! It would be more than our pleasure to see you again and tour around the beauties of Crete island together!! Kind regards

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NZer19
May 16, 2019|
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HI again. In relation to WW2 trip, I should say arriving October 19th and leaving Tuesday 22nd 2019.
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February 26, 2019|
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3pm I believe.
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  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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